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Throughout the years, many of our regulars have come to trust the quality and consistency of CAC programming. We always strive to feature the widest range of unique and interesting films, and with our new social distancing model in place that hasn’t changed. We’ve made it our mission to continue curating and discussing films with our cinema community. As an alternative to coming out to the movies, consider exploring our staff curated watch lists . Check the films out for yourself and then join us on social media to share your analysis and discuss the films with us.

We will periodically release watch lists, expertly curated by members of our staff, which consist of some of our favorite films that are available to view on the many popular streaming services.
The first: It’s Only the End-Times, From CAC Associate Director, Cat Kim
Staff Curated Watch List
It’s Only the End-Times
From CAC Associate Director, Cat Kim
1.   The Farewell (2019) on Amazon Prime
Based on an actual lie, Lulu Wang’s emotive debut first appeared in an episode of This American Life. Call your nainai, and make sure your family’s staying put.
2.   Train to Busan (2016) on Netflix
If you enjoyed Parasite and its socio-political commentary, you’ll be relieved that Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan, also starring Parasite’s Choi Woo-Shik, is that, with zombies! There’s also a sequel scheduled to release later this year, if we get there.
3.         Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Love the Bomb (1964) on Crackle
 “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”
4.   Rear Window (1954) on Starz
Hitchcock directs James Stewart and Grace Kelly in the story of a news photographer recuperating, and confined to a wheelchair after an accident, who believes he’s witnessed a murder.
5.   Transit (2019) on Music Box and Amazon Prime
 “Casablanca as written by Kafka” -Indiewire
It’s Love in the time of Corona. Christian Petzold’s dystopian love story is based on Anna Seghers's 1944 novel of the same name and adapted to be set in the present.
6.    Human Flow (2017) on Amazon Prime
 “Being a refugee is a human condition” -Ai Weiwei
7.   The Square (2017) on Hulu
The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.
Winner of the 2017 Palme d’or and Nominee for Best Foreign Language at the 90th Academy Awards, and starring Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss.
8.   The Captain (2017) on Music Box and Showtime
Based on the true story of the Executioner of Emsland, a German deserter who stumbles upon an official Nazi captain uniform, and assumes power, wreaking havoc amidst the chaos of the war.
9.    Western (2017) on Amazon Prime
If you savor slow-burns like Lee Chang-Dong’s Burning (2018), Valeska Grisebach’s Western which also debuted at Cannes the year prior, is similarly patient but searing. While it isn’t The Good, The Bed, and the Ugly, it’s a refreshing perspective on the oater genre, hence its title. I always thought Germany should’ve elected this for its submission for Foreign Language film, rather than In the Fade.
10.   28 Days Later (2003) on Hulu
An oldie but a goodie, Danny Boyle’s first stab at the zombie apocalypse genre also features Cillian Murphy.
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